African American Cultural Society

The mission and purpose of the African American Cultural Society, Inc. are to preserve and perpetuate the cultural heritage of African Americans through educational, artistic, intellectual, and social activities and services deemed to be in the best interests of the entire community.

AACS Membership has its benefits

  • AACS educates and interprets our rich African American culture.

  • AACS owns the beautiful Cultural Center building and five surrounding acres.

  • AACS is a repository to preserve our history of African American accomplishments.

  • AACS evidences our concern for our youth by offering training, programs, and relevant activities.

  • AACS perpetuates our culture through the presentation of visual and performing arts.

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The continued success of AACS is highly dependent on qualified and dedicated directors and officers, strongly supported by the membership at large. It is the responsibility of members with the capability to successfully perform the duties of directors and officers to step forward. It is also the responsibility of each member to identify qualified candidates, encourage them to run for office, and support their candidacy.

Please consider becoming a candidate to serve as AACS Director, Second Vice President, Corresponding Secretary, Sergeant-at-Arms or Chaplain starting January 2022. One position as director has a term ending in 2023 due to appointment. The position as Chaplain has a term ending in 2022 due to appointment. The other positions to be filled by election this year have three- year terms ending December 2024. Duties of each position are stipulated in the AACS Bylaws.

As usual, each candidate for a position must complete an application and be nominated by a petition signed by four AACS members. Application and petition forms are available in the Center Office and at the AACS website,

Please step-up to keep your organization strong with good leaders. “It takes a village,” but without leaders, our village will not thrive.


Bettie Eubanks, Living in Harmony Exhibition

Bettie Eubank

A 30 Year Retrospective of the Art of Bettie Eubanks
On display from October 28, 2021, through January 2, 2022
10/28 New Exhibition Officially OPENS for members member preview 10/28-10/31, 10 AM-2 PM
Open to the Pubic 11/4 – 1/2/2022
Thursday – Saturdays 2-6 PM, and Sundays 1-4 PM Except for Holidays and Private bookings
See website calendar for details.
Art on Sale and Gift Shop Open.  Donations Accepted.  Cash Bar/Refreshments


Robert Whiting, Chairman, Education Committee, Interviewed

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Robert Whiting, Chairman, Education Committee, African American Cultural Society was interviewed by Andrew Moore about Ancient African History and its impact on present times. An interview by Andrew Moore on Daytona Chat on February 5th, [...]

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Historic Display of Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Statue in Florida Prior to US Capitol Placement

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Media Contact: Nancy Lohman, Chair The Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Statuary Fund, Inc. 386.451.2011   Statue of Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Makes Historic Stop in Daytona Beach, Florida on Its Way to the United [...]

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Past and Present Events

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James Sharpe

“As a Founding Member, I am very proud of what we accomplished in the early days. There were many sleepless nights as we grappled with how to get the land and how to pay for construction. All the issues were worked out, and the results is this beautiful building you see here today. I invite you to become a member today”

The Late Great James Sharpe
Jim Lee

“As original lifetime members, Elva and I were involved from the very beginning. Jim was a member of the “Construction Cabinet” that supervised the overall construction from permitting to final occupancy. Elva was a member of the group that wrote the charter and bylaws and got the approval from the State. We highly recommend AACS as a place to enrich your heritage”

Jim & Elva Lee

“As chairperson of the membership committee, I encourage all to become members to help perpetuate African American cultural experience. Among the reasons to join are: AACS educates and interprets our history, AACS promotes and celebrates the accomplishments of African Americans, AACS provides exciting, trips, social events, lectures, and many other activities.”

Jean Tanner

Dee and I have used the African American Cultural Society facilities for a few years now to conduct our meetings and other events. The building is beautiful and the administered staff is great to work with. We highly recommend it for your next event.

Mike & Dee Cocchiola

“I recently moved to Florida from California. As an outgoing people person, I was looking for an organization that offers social activities as well as cultural enrichment activities. AACS more than meets both requirements.  I am glad I became a member.”

Geri Wright

“We all wanted a place to call our own. Originally, the idea was to create a social club. But some of us wanted something more along the lines of a cultural club. The African American Cultural Society was born after considerable discussion. The result of the early discussion is what you see now; a place to celebrate our heritage.”

William (Chappie) Williams